If you are a cheese lover, you may have dabbled with the idea of making and selling your very own cheese. This can be a great side income and allows you to experiment with different cheese flavors to find new ways of combining ingredients. Here we look at the benefits of making cheese at home, how to make it, and how to sell it.
Why Make Cheese at Home?
Making cheese isn’t an easy skill to master, but if you love everything to do with the stuff and have a passion for cooking, it is well worth the time and effort. Making your own cheese is nothing like store-bought; you can experience new tastes and use quality ingredients. Once you have the basics mastered, you can begin making your own versions of your favorite cheeses. You don’t need plenty of costly supplies either, meaning cheese making doesn’t have to eat away at your bank account.
How to Make Cheese
First things first, you will need certain supplies for your cheese making. This includes: a thermometer, a large cooking pot, cheese cultures (you can find these online) and something to wrap your cheese. Some people use cheese cloths but if you’re making in bulk, this can be expensive. If your cheese making scheme gets off the ground and you want to sell at local markets, try customized flexible packaging which will allow you to customize your cheese packaging. This means you can sell branded cheese products, making a name for yourself in the cheese market. The more you practice cheese making, the better your cheeses will taste. Here are 16 easy cheese recipes for beginners to cheese making.
Once you have begun making cheese, it’s best to test out your new flavors on family and friends. This way you can find out what works well and what doesn’t. If you love cheese, you may be biased to your own products and so testing on those around you will provide you with an overview of your best cheeses and combinations. If there is a local farmers market near, this is a great place to start. Provide plenty of options, from mild to strong, so you hit a wider demographic of cheese fanatics. If you want to stand out, try experimenting with different ingredients to make a cheese that isn’t available just anywhere.
When you get started, create an Instagram and Facebook account for your new small business and start posting pictures of your new creations. Let your followers know where you are next selling to attract more sales. If you have a lot of local interest, offer delivery services if you have a vehicle. Many people are now looking at more organic ways of living and so making fresh cheese in your local area is a great way to provide this.
If you have a genuine love for all things cheese, creating your own and selling them could be a great way to spend your spare time. Get practicing and creating flavors that work well. Once you have perfected your cheeses, get selling.